Agenda

Surrey Corporate Parenting Board - Thursday, 21 October 2021 10.30 am

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1.

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS

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2.

VIEWS OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE ON PERMANENCE, SUFFICIENCY AND PLACEMENTS

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    Purpose of the report:

     

    ·         For information and awareness

    ·         For the Board to receive feedback from children in care and care leavers regarding their views and experiences on education, employment and training

3.

THRESHOLDS AND OUTCOMES FOR LOOKED AFTER CHILDREN

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    Purpose:

     

    ·         To address whether Surrey Children’s Services are bringing the right children into care at the right time (thresholds) in order to safeguard and meet their needs, alongside any implications and initiatives impacting on the numbers of looked after children, and reunification (outcomes).

4.

SUFFICIENCY REPORT

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    Purpose:

     

    ·         To provide the Corporate Parenting Board with an update on progress increasing the number and proportion of looked after children who are able to live and be supported in Surrey (“sufficiency”).

5.

NO WRONG DOOR UPDATE

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    Purpose:

     

    ·         To appraise new Members of the Board about the No Wrong Door model

    ·         To provide an update to the Board on implementation of the model in Surrey

6.

FOSTERING ANNUAL REPORT

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    Purpose:

     

    ·         To provide an overview of the work of Surrey County Council’s fostering service during 2020/21 and highlight the quality of practice, the output of the service and innovations planned to strengthen and enable the service to build on current achievements.

7.

ADOPTION ANNUAL REPORT

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    Purpose:

     

    ·         To provide an update on the adoption service in Surrey and the South East region.

8.

INDEPENDENT REVIEWING SERVICE ANNUAL REPORT

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    Purpose:

     

    ·         To provide an update on the independent reviewing service.

9.

INDEPENDENT VISITOR SERVICE REPORT

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    Purpose:

     

    ·         To provide an update on Surrey County Council’s independent visitor service.

10.

DIRECTOR FOR CORPORATE PARENTING UPDATE

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    Purpose:

     

    ·         To provide members with a regular update on key areas for the services which support the delivery of Corporate Parenting across the county.

    ·         To provide a summary of the Alerts and Escalations raised on behalf of children by the Independent Reviewing Service.

    ·         To provide a performance update.

11.

CORPORATE PARENTING IMPROVEMENT UPDATE

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    Purpose: An update to be provided on:

     

    ·         Ofsted Monitoring Visit

    ·         Getting to Good and Inspection Readiness

    ·         Fostering Services – Systems, Processes & Performance Information

    ·         Children with Disabilities Services

    ·         The Family Safeguard Model

    ·         Neglect and Graded Care Profile 2.0

    ·         Risk Management for young people

    ·         No Wrong Door

    ·         Financial Management – LIFT

    ·         Workforce

12.

ACTIONS AND AOB

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    Purpose:

     

    ·         For the Board to review the attached action tracker, making suggestions for additions or amendments as appropriate

    ·         To discuss any other business as necessary

13.

MINUTES FROM THE PREVIOUS MEETING: 2 SEPTEMBER 2021

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    Purpose:

     

    ·         To agree the draft minutes as a true record of the meeting.

14.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING: THURSDAY, 9 DECEMBER 2021

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    The next meeting of the Board will be held at 11:00am on Thursday, 9 December 2021.